Bryon Chew, driver of the 09 Buzz Chew Auto group Chevy Monte Carlo on the NASCAR Busch North Series finally found a little of the luck that has been missing from past races this season by posting a 7th place finish in the Carquest 150 at Jack ...
Bryon Chew, driver of the 09 Buzz Chew Auto group Chevy Monte Carlo on the NASCAR Busch North Series finally found a little of the luck that has been missing from past races this season by posting a 7th place finish in the Carquest 150 at Jack Arute's Stafford Motor Speedway. This marks the Chew Crew's best finish of the season and second top ten finish on the year.
After a morning of practice, Crew Chief Ron St. Marie and staff had the 09 dialed in and ready for the Mattituck New York driver to try and qualify in the front for Sundays fall finale. Chew did not disappoint, putting up the 7th fastest time. Chew then re-drew the 7th spot on the grid, an indication of what was to come on Sunday.
In front of a packed house the green flag flew and Chew was off and running, never falling further back than 10th for the first 80 laps. Caution came out on lap 80 with the team deciding to stay out and take their chances on the tires. Restarting on lap 84 Chew once again found a good line around the challenging oval and stayed out of trouble when the caution came out again on lap 91. Decision time once again and the gamble to stay out was a good one. When the green flew for the final restart on lap 100, Bryon kept his cool and raced only the cars that he felt he could get by.
"Wall & Dion came up on me and I knew they had the fresh tires, so I gave them the room they needed and just stayed with it. There was no sense trying to push the point... the car was still in one piece and I was pretty confident that there was no one else behind me so I settled in. I want to mention the guys on the crew. They work hard all week in the shop and at their regular jobs and then travel all night to come out to the tracks to put in a couple of more 12 hour days, just so I can race. I want to thank them and let them know, I couldn't and wouldn't want to do it without them. They are great."
Chew gets ready for the final event of the season at Lime Rock Park in 2 weeks by traveling to the Connecticut track for practice on the road course this Tuesday afternoon.